Originally published July 9, 2012
It’s easy to think that lead poisoning is a problem that disappeared decades ago, along with leaded gasoline or lead-based paints. But the problem plagues more than half a million U.S. children, more than 5,000 of whom live in Georgia.
Public health restaurant inspections play a vital role in protecting diners from foodborne illness. But for those programs to work properly, they need to be reliable, consistent and responsive.
First and secondhand smoke can have serious health consequences for children, particularly those with asthma.
Cutting-edge video technology can help government in Georgia work smarter and save money, according to some of the industry’s top experts.
Whether training for a marathon or looking for motivation to take a daily walk, fitness enthusiasts can turn to a new tool that uses the power of community and a little friendly competition to get people moving.
If you ever meet Leo Gehrtz, you will hear stories that show his deep love for his wife, family, God and country. And if you see his artwork, you will find he has another deep love: painting scenes of the north Georgia area and its history.
Originally published Aug. 29, 2011